Saturday, July 18, 2009

Noodles with a twist

A few weeks ago, my parents came down to KL to celebrate my grandmother's birthday. It was an extremely tiring event since it involved a group of almost 30 persons! Managing 30 persons including kids in one house was indeed a challenging task. Fortunately, the party was not held in MY place. It would have cramped the hell out of them! *LOL* After the long night, we woke up late the next day and decided to have brunch at the nearby Kota Damansara. We settled for fish head noodles as something lighter and appetizing.

The place was not hard to find at all, especially with its prominent bright green signboard. At about 11am on a Sunday morning, it was almost full house. Coupled with our very big gang, one can be sure that we occupied almost a third of the restaurant. *LOL*

Full house on Sunday morning

For starters, I ordered the chicken floss toast that looked tempting on the menu. And I love chicken floss! Can't say the same about mayonnaise though. Probably I should have asked them to reduce/remove the mayonnaise. Anyway, the bread was crispy and warm from the toast, and the amount of chicken floss was generous! The bread was cut into 9 equal pieces, but I only managed to eat 3 before feeling it was too rich for me. I think this is a dish definitely for sharing!

Chicken floss toast (RM4.50)

Then came the star of the day, the fish head noodles! I actually ordered the fried fish meat noodles, but then I got a bowl with fish head. No matter, I guess they mixed up or WE mixed up, judging from our very big group. Without further ado, I tasted the soup first and it was indeed very flavourful with a hint of milk. Truth be told, this was the first time I tasted fish head noodles with milk in the soup! Back in Penang, the fish head noodles soup was the clear and sour type, but this was an eye-opening experience for me. Surprisingly, I could really adapt to the taste of the soup. Even my brother said that it was the first ever time he actually finished drinking the soup from a bowl of noodles! You know what they said about the soup being laden with MSG/ajinomoto, but my brother slurped away. And so did I. :) Of course, for those who are milk intolerant, the waiters would be glad to comply with your wish and exclude milk from the soup.

Fish head noodles (RM8.50)

The soup had a distinctive tomato taste without being overpowering or too sour, and a milky base to boot. The fried fish meat was still slightly crispy on the outside but soft inside. No worries on eating 'nightmare' fish, which is the type of fish I define as not fresh and with meat texture like mashed potatoes! *Eww* The fish here still had a distinctive fish texture and went well with the soup.

Fish meat

I guess from my previous posts, you would have known that I'm a big fan of Milo. :) And thankfully, this place also serves Milo Dinosaur! *grin* As expected, the milo drink was further topped up with loads of Milo powder on top, giving it a strong and aromatic chocolatey taste. However, I prefer the Milo Dinosaur from Village Park though because the Milo was of ice-blended type while the Milo here was just normal iced Milo.

Milo dinosaur

My brother who's a fan of anything ice-blended ordered the Mango shaved ice dessert. There were pieces of watermelon and mango surrounding the ice mountain in the middle which was drenched with mango syrup. In my opinion, this dessert was still lacking in terms of mango taste, because the syrup was more like sugar water with yellow colouring, instead of real mango puree. When the ice melted, it became pretty plain in terms of taste. Probably not something I would order again.

Mango dessert

For those who are budget-constrained, Home Made Fish Head Noodles also serves economically priced set meals. These meals are priced from RM7.80 onwards with a complimentary drink and dessert included.

Set meals

One more thing I like about Home Made Fish Head Noodle is the cleanliness and the environment of the restaurant. Most of the fish head noodle places that I went to were usually hawker stalls or coffee shops, and you'd most likely end up drenched in sweat at the end of the spicy and sour meal! Over here, you get to eat comfortably in an air-conditioned environment, albeit with a premium price! I guess you get what you pay for. No harm trying it out, I'd say. :)

Home Made Fish Head Noodles in Kota Damansara

No 8-1 & 10-1, Jln PJU 5/5,
Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara,
47810 PJ, Selangor.
Tel. no.: 03-61417978


Irenelim said...

Looks really nice, and I think I haven't got a chance to try out the milo dinosaur yet...

email2me said...

Although I stay nearby for more than 2 years, I never step my foot into this restaurant yet. Lol

Too many food choices in Kota Damansara.

Alex Sim said...

There area alot of Fish Head Noodle ard KL. There is one in SS2, the foodcourt next to Watson. They serve good noodles. The soup is delicious!
Ya, Penang one really funny. Its like clear soup noodle to me. Come find me and Ill bring u makan!

xin said...

i have been there before :P really premium the price. but i enjoyed it nonetheless :)

khengsiong said...

Grandma's birthday? Why didn't you go to traditional Chinese 'chow lau'?

ck lam said...

Nice to see fish head noodles served inside the shop...much comfortable, I agree :)

Big Boys Oven said...

wow those chicken floss looks good! so delicious and the fish head noodle look so appealing! :)

J2Kfm said...

kota damansara's brimming with new eateries eh?
i never tried milo dinosaur though. whoopsie ... thought it'll be DARN sweet.

Borneo Falcon said...

Interesting menu and dishes they had here

foongpc said...

Haven't tried this restaurant yet! You have Milo dinosaur again??

Btw, I just had Milo dinosaur at Papparich at Damansara Uptown : )

iamthewitch said...

Irenelim: The milo dinosaur here not as nice as Village Park. So try it in Village Park instead. :)

email2me: I know! The whole Kota Damansara area is dominated by restaurants. Which is also a good thing, avoid overcrowding. :)

Alex: OK OK! Let's meet up one day and u bring me go makan. Where are you staying right now?

xin: Hi 5! :)

khengsiong: We already celebrated her birthday on the night before. This was the morning after. :) Wanted to have something light. :)

ck lam: Yea, comfortable environment sometimes makes the food taste better even. :)

BBO: Oh the chicken floss was really plentiful! Very yummy. :)

J2Kfm: Haha, well milo dinosaur will no doubt be sweet coz it's loaded with milo powder!

Borneo Falcon: Right, you should give it a try. :)

foongpc: Haha yea, I couldn't resist from ordering milo, I don't know why. How's the one at Pappa Rich? Was it really rich? The milo I mean. Hehe...